Report: NBA Looking Into Clippers’ Owner Donald Sterling’s Alleged Comments

Posted on Apr 26 2014 - 4:29pm by Johnny Feulner
The NBA is investigating the alleged offensive comments made by Los Angeles Clippers' owner Donald Sterling (left) - Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports

The NBA is investigating the alleged offensive comments made by Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling (left) – Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is currently amidst an investigation involving Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling, who allegedly was caught on tape saying offensive comments, mainly premised around African Americans – per ESPN.com.

According to TMZ, back on Apr. 9, Sterling reportedly told his girlfriend, V. Stiviano – who is of African American and Hispanic descent – not to bring black people to Clippers’ games. Specifically Magic Johnson, who is apparently the odd catalyst, due to Stiviano posting a picture of the two of them on Instagram.

There have been a number of people who have responded to the startling Sterling-remarks, including Johnson himself via Twitter. Here’s his reaction below:

The timing of this situation is absolutely terrible, given Los Angeles is currently scratching and clawing to get past the Golden State Warriors in the first-round. And now, how are the Clippers’ players going to perform knowing they’re playing for a man whose allegedly made such degrading comments?

People are arguably wondering what the Clippers’ ballers are thinking, following the release of this story. So far, only center DeAndre Jordan has subtly gave his reaction, ironically via Instagram. The picture Jordan posted is just an all black image, symbolizing more than just what it is.

Sterling supposedly is no stranger to racist antics. Former Clippers’ executive Elgin Baylor sued Sterling back in 2011, accusing him of racial discrimination, but lost the case due to insufficient evidence.

New NBA commissioner Adam Silver is set to address the media before the start of the Memphis Grizzlies/Oklahoma City Thunder game Saturday night.